Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 70%
George Allen 50%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Beauprez 40%
Bob Bennett 30%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 10%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 70%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 80%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 70%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 10%
Chris Cannon 90%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Chris Chocola 90%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 70%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 70%
Robert Cramer 70%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 80%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 90%
James DeMint 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 70%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 90%
Tom Feeney 90%
Russ Feingold 10%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 30%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Jim Gibbons 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 70%
Mark Green 60%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 70%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
Robert Hayes 80%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 10%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Henry Hyde 40%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 70%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 80%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 80%
Herb Kohl 10%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
Ray LaHood 60%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 10%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Dick Lugar 10%
Don Manzullo 90%
Robert Matsui 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 90%
James McCrery III 60%
John McHugh 70%
Michael McNulty 10%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 40%
Ben Nelson 10%
Robert William Ney 90%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 80%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 90%
Deborah Pryce 70%
George Radanovich 80%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Richard Renzi 90%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 60%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 30%
John Shadegg 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 80%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 70%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 10%
Hilda Solis 10%
Mark Souder 60%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Ted Stevens 30%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 90%
John Sununu 70%
John Sweeney 80%
James Talent 70%
Tom Tancredo 70%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Charles Taylor 90%
Gene Taylor 80%
Craig Thomas 70%
William Thomas 60%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
George Voinovich 30%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 10%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 70%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 40%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 60%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 30%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 10%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 80%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 70%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 90%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 40%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 70%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 70%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 60%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 70%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 70%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 80%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 80%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 10%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 70%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 90%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 80%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 40%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 60%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 90%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 10%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 30%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 60%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 90%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 80%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 80%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 70%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 90%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 30%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 70%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 60%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 80%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 10%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 80%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 30%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 70%

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